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Old February 9 2014, 04:26 AM   #1
Harcourt F. Mudd
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Star Trek: Hidden Frontier

Killing time before the release of STC's second episode, I decided to try this show again. I've only seen 3 or 4 random episodes over the years and was always in the middle of some arc I knew nothing about.

This time I hunted around to find a good bottle episode and hit the jackpot on my first pick! Presenting S05E04 Security Counsel. It's a standalone episode, you don't need to know anything about the show to watch this one, so give it a shot. The story is solid TNG-era writing, lots of fun, and a great intro (or single foray) into the series.

For those who don't know, Hidden Frontier is the Captain Elizabeth Shelby (BOBW) show, featuring Robin Lefler, Ro's brother Nevin, a cool Tellerite Doctor, and a bunch more on-board the USS Excelsior, patrolling the Briar Patch from Insurrection. Their they fight Tholians and stuff. It's all green-screen so it basically looks like the Star Wars prequels with all action scenes removed. This series pioneered the Internet-distributed generation of Trek fan films alongside Star Trek: New Voyages and Starship: Exeter, and has the most episodes of any fan production. Not pretty to look at, but it has lots of heart.

Can anyone else recommend a good standalone or two-parter from this series? Helpfully Vimeo has short plot synopsis of each episode.
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